Ubuntu Edge campaign approaching $8 million, momentum slows, new perks added
Ubuntu Edge devices can be reserved on different tiered price points based on finite quantities (a scarcity tactic) and at the time of this writing, there are still some devices available at the $775 mark before the price bumps to the $780.
Of course not everyone can afford (or simply chooses not to spend that kind of money) the Ubuntu Edge as priced, but thankfully there are $20 (founder) and $30 (forgot international shipping) perks to pledge your support. Some folks do not like to spend money and not have anything to show for it, well fortunately, for $50 you can be a “founder with style” and get your very own Ubuntu Edge t-shirt.
These are all good things, if you have been thinking of participating in the project, get on board now. The price points include VAT if that is a concern. If the project reaches its goal, the Edge will not become a retail offering. It will however, be a fully unlocked device which will work on GSM and LTE networks around the world (including Verizon and Sprint in the US) capable of delivering Ubuntu desktop to your office directly from the device. On top of that, LastPass is providing a free one-year subscription to LastPass Premium for every Ubuntu Edge backer.
You are that steam.
Go get yourself a shirt, toss the campaign a twenty-dollar bill if you have one, or better yet, make a pledge to get an Ubuntu Edge.
source: Ubuntu Edge (Indiegogo)
1. fouadqr (Posts: 234; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
Raised of $32,000,000 Goal
21 days left
That's too much (32 million) !!!! WTF
2. Brendan126 (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
I agree with that... I think that already raising 7.75 million plus shows that there is enough demand for the phone.
9. chouputra (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
Look at how much money apple sell in a month, $16 billion and you say $32 million is too much for high-tech product?
3. link2mutt (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
May, 2014 is too long.
If they plan to shipping by the end of this year, It would be better.
10. chouputra (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
This device is not yet created like commercial device do. There are a lot of things to work on such as final hardware design, manufacturing, certification etc. If you want to get a phone right away, go to apple store or something.
11. chouputra (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
Don't underestimate anything, apple was said to close down more than a decade ago.
5. FadyNabil (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 May 2013)
this is desperate,
I don't trust shutulwood, he may steal the money and escape to cuba or something,
selling a non real product is a con?! where is the law? or does the courts are blind when it comes to anything open source?!
Please, protect the ppl money
6. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 807; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
It's essentially the same principle as pre-ordering.
12. FadyNabil (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 May 2013)
preordering is for a product that is already exist and real.
this is an imaginary product that only exists in a 3dmax graphics file!!
13. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 807; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
It's the same principle. Your paying upfront for a product you will get in the future. I pre-ordered a ps4. They will in the future make me one and give it to me or give my money back. If you wanna go deeper into it then it's just semantics.
7. gigantos (Posts: 26; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)
In my country, with $50 one can buy over ten T-shirts with any color or words he want to paint on them lol
8. chouputra (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
Don't mix up selling t-shirt with fund raising.